CET Beijing

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  • Location(s): Beijing, China
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Intensive Language

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Want an intensive academic environment where Chinese is the the top priority? CET Beijing students sign a full-time language pledge and live with a Chinese roommate. All classes are centered around language learning, and the goal is to use your Ch... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.2
Based on 18 Reviews
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September 14, 2019 It Was Tough, But Worth It
The most gain I had was in my Chinese language ability. My goal was to be able to express any idea/thought I had in Chinese, which I definitely could not do prior to this program. By the end, this was possible. It may not have always been the best way to say it, but I figured it out. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I improved my Chinese, had a great internship experience, and made a few good connections - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I have undoubtedly improved my ability to employ the Chinese language in practical settings while living in China. In addition, my understanding of Chinese culture was broaden due to my expose to Chinese people and my ability to discuss cultural differences with my roommate. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My language skills increased considerably, but I came out of the program exhausted. I felt like I didn't get the chance to travel/explore the Beijing area. In my opinion, 20+ chapters is too much to cram into 2 months. We covered and regurgitated an incredible amount of grammar and vocabulary, but I'm not sure I could use/rememb... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Generally speaking, I learned how to speak Chinese, Chinese culture, Chinese student life, Chinese cuisine, and the Chinese life style. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I really gained deep insights into Chinese society and the local people's mentality. I was able to travel with my roommate and experience different sides of Beijing. We also discussed many challenges facing both the U.S and China today and it was wonderful for me to hear her opinions. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 20, 2016 China For The Semester
Friends abroad and Chinese language skills - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I mainly gained language skills from an intensive language program. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 22, 2016 The Time Of Your Life
I gained so much confidence in my Chinese, refined my understanding of the culture and politics, became familiar with the nuances of Chinese culture, made so many friends international and local, and was able to travel and soak up China as best I could. My personal growth was also highlighted in leadership skills and networking ... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Language experience and necessary skills when placed in a new environment - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I vastly improved my language skills and understanding of China. It was SOOO worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned the language and a lot about Chinese culture. I also learned to roll with the punches because China is full of surprises and crazy experiences - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I can speak Mandarin with ease. It was worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I improved my Chinese, made a lot of friends - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 25, 2018 Spending 2 Months Abraod
I really got a lot out of actually practicing speaking Chinese. - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CET Beijing: Intensive Language
July 02, 2018 In A Word: Intense
Amazing Chinese skills! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CET Beijing
August 17, 2017 Amazing.
My language skills improved and I really do have a broader perspective now. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to get by in a completely new, foreign culture and how to work in an international setting. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
December 27, 2016 Cet Beijing Experience
Money management was a huge thing. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 18, 2016 Is There Wi Fi?
The experience was very worthwhile. I learned a lot about Chinese culture, and I learned to survive on my own in a foreign country. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile because my Chinese improved immensely. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 11, 2016 China
learning the language and culture - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about China, its people and culture. It was extremely worthwhile. I don't think I could have learned as much as I did anywhere else. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I mastered the Chinese language and made great friends. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
My language skills improved enormously! For this alone it was a totally worthwhile experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Want an intensive academic environment where Chinese is the the top priority? CET Beijing students sign a full-time language pledge and live with a Chinese roommate. All classes are centered around language learning, and the goal is to use your Chinese out in the city, where it counts. Practice ordering at a restaurant, share stories at a local high school, take a week to research and interview locals on the Chinese hukou system. Your one-on-one class is designed to target your particular strengths and weaknesses. Your teachers are some of the best in the field. A highlight of the program is an overnight trip to a new city--Xi'an to see the terracotta warriors, or Hangzhou to hike around beautiful West Lake. You'll live in a dorm with new furnishings, private bathrooms, and wifi access. This program is for students of all levels, from beginners to heritage learners. Janterm (January term) is open to students with at least 3 semesters of Chinese language instruction.

Highlights


  • 20+hours/week of Chinese language classes

  • One-on-one sessions for targeted learning

  • Full-time language pledge

  • Local roommates

  • Out-of-classroom assignments & learning 


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Chinese Language, Literature
  • Chinese Studies
  • East Asian Languages, Literature
  • East Asian Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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